Keanu Reeves - a tough guy with the heart of angel

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Keanu Charles Reeves became famous for his role as Neo in the movie "The Matrix". At first glance, he appears to be a typical Hollywood star. Nothing could be more wrong. And Keanu's life is a story of professional successes and serious tragedies in his personal life.

He was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon. His mother was English and his father was half Hawaiian and Chinese. He had a sister who was two years younger than him. His father was an alcoholic who left the family when Reeves was only three years old.

His father later ended up in jail for selling drugs, and Keanu actually first met him when he was 6 and saw him again when he was 13.

The unusual name "Keanu" in Hawaiian means mountain cool wind. He got it from his great-great-grandfather.